Webinar 3: Fostering innovation and changing culture

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Webinar 3: Fostering innovation and changing culture

6th March 2019
Presented by John Berry & Sue Berry

This webinar is one of a series of six combined with a workshop. The programme covers all that a manager needs in order to understand the management of their people - however big or small their organisation or team.

All webinars and the closing workshop are provided COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE.

For a full description of the programme and our terms and conditions, please refer to our programme description.


  • Defining innovation and the role of innovation in achieving competitive advantage.
  • Understanding how people come to innovate.
  • Understanding why it's essential to get the right culture to have employees innovate.
  • Defining culture and how to express and drive culture change.
  • Determining how to achieve innovation in an organisation.
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Online. via GoToMeeting

About the Presenters

John Berry

John is an alumnus of Loughborough University of Technology, the Open University Business School and Birkbeck, University of London, in engineering, management and organisational psychology. He has run technology and engineering companies and led R&D activities in SMEs and multi-nationals for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in driving public and corporate policy across technology and engineering for firms and governments. In a global career, John has led teams in 32 countries. He is a Chartered Manager and a Chartered Engineer.

Sue Berry

Over the past 30 years Sue has led the human resource function in several firms, heading up and driving organisational improvement and change across chemicals, aerospace, education and charities sectors. She has been instrumental in shaping relationships between people and organisations in pursuit of growth and prosperity for all. Sue is an alumna of Newcastle University, De Montfort University and the Open University in education, human resource management and psychology & economics. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

General FAQs

To book

Booking couldn't be easier. Simply book up below to attend this webinar. If you want to attend all the webinars you will need to remember to book each webinar in turn. Each must be booked separately.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is for any manager in any organisation, though the programme is designed for managers of organisations in the United Kingdom. It's for any manager managing teams of any size in the public, private or charity sectors.

Programme history

We're management consultants. We'd been running workshops for clients since 2010 covering pretty much the same content as now offered in this programme. Our marketing was traditional, with web site, email campaigns and networking. But we constantly lamented that the marketing of our consulting services would be a lot easier if managers knew the science behind management. Our sales would progress more fluidly if the client manager understood what we were talking about.

Then one day, following a stint lecturing people-management at the University of Sussex on the MSc course in management, the programme was born. The idea was simple. We'd provide the background free. We'd educate managers. After all, that was what our other marketing vehicles like our web site and email campaigns did. The programme would just concentrate the knowledge. So, our training activities would become our marketing.

The programme sits alongside our recent book titled Because Your People Matter, ISBN 978-1-78623-417-9 available from Foyles, Waterstones and Amazon from early January 2019.

Our terms

The programme comprising webinars and workshops is provided COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE.

We are providing this programme in order to show managers our knowledge and understanding as consultants - it is therefore a form of marketing for us.

Our agreement to provide the programme is with the manager's organisation. In return for delivery of the programme, the manager's organisation agrees to us sending the manager informational emails from time to time on management topics. We will ask the manager to sign up, on the organisation's behalf, to receive those emails before commencing the programme. Those emails contain information on management techniques, skills and knowledge - they are not sales emails. The manager can unsubscribe from the email list at any time.

We reserve the right to refuse to deliver the programme to anyone using a Gmail or other personal or generic email address or anyone who, on investigation, is not a manager in a bona fide organisation. We will also refuse to provide the programme to anyone from an organisation that, on investigation, appears to be in competition with TimelessTime.

How do I connect to the webinars and workshops?

It's really easy. The webinars and workshops are delivered via GoToMeeting. You follow a Web link that we'll give you. You'll connect to that link at the set time. You will then see the slides on screen and you can listen wither by dialling a telephone number or by using your computer's loudspeakers and microphone. There will be further instructions given but we do advise you do some tests before joining, just to make sure all will be well.

Is there a certificate?

Yes. We will issue a participation certificate for 100% participation in any of the three modules - but the main aim is learning.

Will there be assingments and assessments?

No. The aim is to give you learning without testing.

Is there a reading list?

Each module has a list of references where you can find more information.

What materials do managers get?

There is a workbook for each module. This shows the key slides and encourages the manager to complete additional tasks.

Do I have to attend every webinar or workshop?

No. You can consume any or all of the programme. The programme will be repeated in 2019.

Will the webinar be repeated at another time?

Yes. This webinar will be repeated again in about one year's time. You can also 'listen again' to all webinars at our forum site.

What IT equipment do I need to partcipate?

You'll need a PC, tablet or spartphone to view the slides and PC, tablet or smartphone for audio - and of course an Internet connection. A headset is useful.

What if I have problems with audio?

If you have problems with PC, tablet or smartphone audio, you can dial in to a local telephone number for the audio. You'll still need the PC, tablet or smartphone to view the slides.

Do I need a good quality/high bandwidth Internet connection?

No, GoToMeeting works well on modest connections. It's difficult to put figures on it but all should be well over a 2Mb/S download connection. It will work fine over a 3G or 4G mobile data connection.

Where can I find more information about connecting to the webinar?

Once you've signed up, the confirmatory emails will give you links and allow you to test your connection and audio.

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